Mentoring Program Protégé Eileen Puente, Cohort 6

Eileen Puente

Cohort 6

Mentor: Dr. Mark Ramirez

Eileen Puente is currently the principal of Rucker Elementary School in Houston ISD. Mrs. Puente’s 13 years with HISD include her experience as a classroom teacher and reading interventionist at Golfcrest Elementary, as well as her service to Patterson Elementary as a magnet coordinator and assistant principal. She is proud of her work with the leadership team at Patterson Elementary which led the campus to earn five TEA distinctions in 2017. While leading Rucker Elementary, she strives to improve academic achievement, leadership effectiveness, and school culture. During her time with HISD, she has earned recognition as Teacher of the Year, ESL Teacher of the Year, and, in 2019, East Area Elementary Assistant Principal of the Year. Mrs. Puente is a native Houstonian with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Learning and Development from the University of Texas at Austin, a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston, and an MBAE from the University of St. Thomas.